Paul McCartney – “Fixing A Hole” Live
Stops My Mind From Wandering!
“Fixing a Hole” was written by Paul McCartney and released on June 1, 1967 for The Beatles’ eighth studio album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” This song was actually written as a tribute not to heroin addiction but to marijuana. There were rumors that it referenced the repairs McCartney did to his Scotland farm house.
“It was much later that I ever got round to fixing the roof on the Scottish farm; I never did any of that until I met Linda. People just make it up! They know I’ve got a farm, they know it has a roof, they know I might be given to handyman tendencies so it’s a very small leap for mankind… to make up the rest of the story.” — Paul McCartney
McCartney played this track live during his New World Tour in 1993 and later for his US Tour in 2005. It also had several cover versions including that from George Burns, The Fray, and World Party.
In a 1968 interview, McCartney said that the song was “about the hole in the road where the rain gets in, a good old analogy—the hole in your make-up which lets the rain in and stops your mind from going where it will.”
Everything about this song is splendid. Love that jazzy drumming!